The new season is upon us already and what better (?worse) way to begin than receiving the League Champions to a full London Stadium?
With 62,500 capacity (soon to be 66,000) we can make Stratford a real fortress this season.
However, the Hammers will have their work cut out against a frighteningly impressive Man City who have added the World's most wanted striker in Haaland to their ranks and are, apart from LaPorte, at full strength.
Meanwhile the arrival of Aguerd, Scamaccha and Cornet has added to Moyes options but all three are unlikely to be ready to contribute to today's action.
Moreover, the Hammers have looked tepid in preseason, leaky in defence and blunt up front as Moyes has focused upon a heavy conditioning programme over results.
We can expect a similar side to that which chiselled out a draw with City in last season's run in. City looked off the boil in the Charity shield and vulnerable to counterattack which has become the go-to strategy for Moyes against the big guns.
It's more hope than expectation today but in reality this is the best time to take on the ruthless borg thst is Pep's Man City.
You can get 8/1 against a West ham win - probably worth a punt given the unpredictability of opening fixture results?
Kick off is 4pm.
Signings urgently needed not one movement this week patheticReplyDelete